[josm-dev] JOSM slippy_map_chooser plugin: some questions
frederik at remote.org
Wed Dec 12 00:54:55 GMT 2007
>> People have been using the map
>> tab for this: enter coordinates and, before downloading, check if the
>> yellow spot on the map is about where it should be.
> Is this really true given the size that the yellow rectangle will have
> for any reasonable bounding box size? Actually I don't think so
Well I know that people have said they use it for that purpose, who am I
to judge whether that's true ;-)
> you'll only get a yellow dot somewhere (you can guess it might be
> southern germany)
Which is alright - the question is not "how much of the black forest is
in my bounding box" but "have I mixed up lat and lon again" ;-)
> I guess the smc would be *much more* helpful here.
I am not disputing that (provided the tile server is in working
condition, and the smc plugin actually reacts to data entered on another
> Is this really a problem? If you are going to download an area you
> usually will have to guess the area to work with anyway.
Yes but if you know that you won't e.g. get the full Karlsruhe area
because of the node limit then you might very well want to download
something that is a bit higher than wide, instead of being forced to use
the aspect ratio displayed.
> Or simply, show a yellow rectangle only for the currently selected area
> given from a different tab and remove this rectangle as soon as the smc
> display is zoomed/moved.
I still maintain that it would be useful to be able to select the area
on the slippy map.
Frederik Ramm ## eMail frederik at remote.org ## N49°00.09' E008°23.33'
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